Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket with lid
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • small basket with lid, late 1800s–1930
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cedar bark, bear grass, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2448.a,b

The round basket (2007.2448.a) has a cedar bark and possibly bear grass bottom. It has a light natural colored field with a band of purple lightning bolt shapes, on the side. The lid (2007.2448.b) has a light colored field with a wide band of dark pink and natural colored stripes.